Luiz Murá viola caipira, guitar, charango & vocals, Ernesto Vargas double bass, Marion Candela percussion & vocals, Marina Curbelo percussion & vocals.
Barcelona is an open city; a meeting point for musicians from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America with a common nexus: sharing influences and cultures in search of music that represents the mixed nature of the Catalan capital. MiraMundo is a good example of these cosmopolitan leanings, bringing together performers from different places with the aim of creating music that ignores boundaries and can’t be pigeon-holed. MiraMundo is a multicultural approach telling stories of life, love, journeys and feelings based on mixing different styles: bossa nova, mariachi, samba, music from Italian singer-songwriters, African rhythms and Asian melodies. All this is seasoned with a good range of rhythms, melodies and powerful harmonies. The aim? “Connecting cultures that seem distant from one another,” they say.
“This band shifts from intelligent bossa nova (the Caetano Veloso or Chico Buarque kind) and Gypsy Jazz to more free-form compositions that have the slightest hint of Serge Gainsbourg” Chriss Moss, Songlines magazine, London, UK.